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masticate

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English

Etymology

From the past participle stem of post-Classical [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] masticō (I chew) from Ancient Greek μαστιχάω (mastikhaō), I grind the teeth).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to masticate

Third person singular
masticat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to masticate (third-person singular simple present masticat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To chew (food).
    The cow stood, quietly masticating its cud.
  2. (transitive) To grind or knead something into a pulp.

Quotations

1832 1892 1896 1927
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Italian

Verb form

masticate [[Category:Template:lang:it verb forms|masticate]]

  1. second person plural present tense of masticare
  2. second person plural imperative of masticare

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